DOWNLOAD: Standing Orders and Rules of Parliament

Preamble WHEREaS section 139 of Constitution provides that— “139 (1) The proceedings of the Senate and the National Assembly are regulated by rules known as Standing Orders which are made by the Houses individually or jointly on the recommendations of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. (2) Standing Orders may provide for— (a) the passing of Bills; (b) the appointment …

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Understanding Parliament|| Types of Bills and Categories

Bills fall into different categories and what follows below are some of the important categories. Public Bills These are Bills that deal with matters of general public interest and are sponsored and introduced into Parliament by government Ministers and individuals Members of Parliament. Public Bills can be Government Bills or Private Member Bills. Private Bills …

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Understanding Parliament|| How MPs Dress, Speak and Conduct themselves in the House

DRESSING Every member of the House must appear in an attire that is befitting the dignity of the House. Members are required to dress decently thus showing respect of the House. For males, the suitable attires for the House are, (a) suit, (b) jacket and tie and (c) safari suits and for females, the proper …

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